Turkmenistan's president holds horse beauty contest
|Turkmenistan's president holds horse beauty contest - 1st May 2012|
|THE horse-loving leader of Turkmenistan today hosted his second presidential beauty contest for horses in the isolated Central Asian state.|
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov awarded "the most beautiful horse of the year" prize to a thoroughbred stallion called Khan of the Eagles, which beat the nine other finalists decked in traditional bridles.
The leader then pulled off his jacket and leaped onto a horse to ride a victory circuit of the racecourse outside Ashgabat, to cheers from the crowd.
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